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Our monthly round-up of fee-free, playwriting submission opportunities with upcoming deadlines! Check out the list below.

And just a reminder that in addition to these fieldwide opportunities, The Lark is currently accepting applications for our Apothetae & Lark Playwriting Fellowship. The Fellowship supports Deaf/Disabled writers and includes a $40,000 prize. Deadline is June 15th! Visit The Lark's Submit a Play page to learn more!


JEROME HILL ARTIST FELLOWSHIP

Deadline: May 6, 2020

Fellows receive $50,000 over two consecutive years to support self-determined activities for creation of new work, artistic development and/or professional artistic career development. Fellowship funds support grantees for taking creative risks, exploring new ideas, and pursuing professional and artistic activities. Supports early-career Minnesota or New York City-based playwrights, primary creators of devised work, performance artists creating original work or spoken word artists.  LEARN MORE


CARLO ANNONI INTERNATIONAL PLAYWRITING PRIZE

Deadline: May 15, 2020

Carlo Annoni International Playwriting Prize accepts plays on any topic affecting the LGBTQ+ community, and the promotion of diversity in love, society, politics and culture. Two plays (one in English and one in Italian) will be awarded 1,000 Euros each. LEARN MORE


PLAYWRIGHTS ON PARK READING SERIES

Deadline: May 31, 2020

Playhouse on Park's mission is to develop and produce original plays, to foster emerging and established playwrights, and to become a leader in new play development. Playwrights selected as part of the Playwrights on Park Reading Series will have a day of rehearsal, followed by a reading of their play and a talkback with the audience. Playwrights MUST be able to come to West Hartford, CT for the day of the reading. Transportation may be provided from NYC or New England locations by the Playhouse.  LEARN MORE
 

CLUBBED THUMB BIENNIAL COMMISSION

Deadline: June 20, 2020

Every other year Clubbed Thumb invites playwrights to propose plays inspired by a particular prompt. The winning proposal(s) receive (or split) a $15,000 award and two years of development support. For this year’s commission consider The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio – but don’t write about the Plague. Consider The Decameron as a piece that came from the ashes of the Plague but is decidedly a piece of the Renaissance. LEARN MORE


THE FRANCESCA PRIMUS PRIZE

Deadline: June 30, 2020

An annual $10,000 award honoring outstanding contributions to the American theater by an emerging female playwright, one who has not yet achieved national prominence. To qualify for consideration in 2020, a playwright must have had a fully staged, professional production of her script within the calendar year 2019. The committee also considers a body of work going back several years. LEARN MORE

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